Yes Atlanta Inc

Atlanta, GA   |  www.yesatlanta.org
This organization has not appeared on the IRS Business Master File in a number of months. It may have merged with another organization or ceased operations.
This organization's exempt status was automatically revoked by the IRS for failure to file a Form 990, 990-EZ, 990-N, or 990-PF for 3 consecutive years. Further investigation and due diligence are warranted.

Mission

YES!Atlanta strives to alter the lives of "at-risk" teenagers through voluntary programs based on long-term regular contact with committed, caring adults, and support services offered by collaborative partnerships with other agencies.

Ruling year info

1988

Executive Director

MATT WYNALDA

Main address

PO Box 54692

Atlanta, GA 30308 USA

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EIN

58-1807095

NTEE code info

Adult, Child Matching Programs (O30)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

RISING STAR and COACHING FOR SUCCESS

RISING STAR COACHING AND SUCCESS ASSIST INNER CITY YOUTH WHO ARE DEEMED "AT RISK".   VOLUNTEER ADULT MENTORS ARE TRAINED BY YES!ATLANTA AND ASSIST THE TEENS FOR A YEAR WITH THE OBJECTIVE OF HAVING THEM GRADUATE FROM HIGH SCHOOL WHILE REDUCING OR ELIMINATING THE SELF-DEFEATING BEHAVIORS THAT STAND IN THE WAY OF THEIR MATURING INTO RESPONSIBLE AND CONTRIBUTING MEMBERS OF THEIR COMMUNITY.

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Awards

America's 1,003rd Point of Light 1992

President George H.W. Bush

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

•Increase academic skills and performance
•Reduce self-defeating behaviors
•Increase self-esteem
•Raise graduation rates
•Improve relationships with all around them

We continually seek to upgrade the quality and efficiency of the work we do to show inner-city youth possibilities for their lives beyond that which they see all around them.

A new initiative is MY RISING STAR RECORD, a journal that both participants in our Rising Star program and their Committed Partners are keeping. This is essentially a running record of the youth's experience in our program, writing about what their lives have been like, what they want for their near-term future, and what commitments they must make to have that happen. The journal will record their problems, successes, hopes, fear, victories and defeats while working to fulfill these promises. Doing this will make them much more aware of how their thoughts and feeling influence what they do - and increase the possibility that they will be much more in control of their lives.

Youth and their adult Committed Partners will concurrently be using My Rising Star Record. They are encouraged to share with each other what they have learned through this process, thus deepening their relation during the hour or so per week they have together, in addition to the 2nd Saturday monthly gathering.

Our Board is small but committed to the organizations success in meeting its objectives. It includes the original founding Executive Director who has remained on the Board in various capacities for 27 years.

Our staff includes long-term participants in Rising Star, including one of our original program managers who is well-trained in the "technology" of our work with youth.

Many of our Committed Partner volunteers have been in our Rising Star program for years. We are continually seeking to add to this group, and receive many enquiries about volunteering through the VolunteerMatch we site and other sources.

We are also seeking youth ages 13-18 who are interested in enhancing their lives through the process of introspection leading to commitments for change, and then working with their adult mentor to have this happen.

We are continually exploring ways of increasing the efficiency and rsults of our fund-raising efforts. It is a never-ending process.

We are currently working with about 25 youth in our Rising Star program, and about 20 young women at the Coretta Scott King Young Women's Leadership Academy, a branch of the Atlanta Public School System.

Our goal is to increase the number of youth in Rising Star to about 50, and develop sufficient funding to produce an annual Rising Star Youth Intensive, for many years an important introductory component of Rising Star.

Since 1990 we have delivered the Intensive 14 times. It is expensive and complex to produce - Rising Star XIV, produced last year, was made possible by the addition to our staff of a former Program Manager who is trained in the kind of work that we do. This has greatly reduced the expense of employing expensive outside consultants without diminishing the quality of our results.

Financials

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Yes Atlanta Inc

Board of directors
as of 06/02/2016
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

WINSTON WILSON

FIRST DATA CORP.

Term: 2012 - 2014


Board co-chair

CARMEN DAVIS

SunTrust Bank f Atlanta

WINSTON WILSON

FIRST DATA CORP

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes